Born of the Dragon – Create this Symbolic Gothic Composite in

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Step 45

Back below hairs layer. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut). Pick soft, 15px, black brush and draw shadow under body of dragon.

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Decrease opacity to 50%.

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Step 46

Add new layer. You will draw harder shadows. Pick smaller, soft brush (ex. 5px).

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Decrease its opacity to 63%.

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Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut). Pick soft, 40px black brush and draw bigger shadow.

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Decrease its opacity to 70%. Change blending mode to Multiply. Keep calm, that was last layer with dragon’s shadow! :)

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Step 48

Back on the top of the layers. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut) and pick soft, 1px light-orange brush. Draw outline of model’s body. Remember about laces and dress frills.

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Step 49

Again add new layer (or make it on this one). Pick the same brush. Use light-blue color. Draw the outline on model’s body. I also drew some strokes on branches on the right side.

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Step 50

As you can see, dragon isn’t blend so good. Crack should leave shadow on his body. You’ll make it by adding new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut). Then, pick 5-7px soft gray brush and draw shadow as is shown.

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Now change blending mode of this layer to Multiply.

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Step 51

Awesome! I think, crack texture itself is too flatty. For fixing this, create new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut), and pick 1px soft brush. Draw some strokes on the edges of crack.

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Step 52

You’ll create particles on skin – your work will be more dynamic. Create new layer. Pick Clone Stamp Tool (S). Set any kind of debris/particles brush or use Photoshop preset brush – Rough Round Bristle. Click by holding alt, where it’s marked. Then, click on her skin. Play with it as you want.

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Step 53

Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut). Do the same as in 52 step, but use bigger brush. Also, you can change brush to any kind with particles/debris/dust, for better effect.

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Step 54

At new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut). Repeat step 53. Use bigger brush. Then, from top menu choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.

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Step 55

For creating sparks just create new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N, Layer > New > Layer…, or shortcut) and draw randomly some dots and small strokes. Use hard, round brush (with pressure size) – 15px, orange. Small arrows will guide you! :)

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Step 56

Give some glow! Click with RMB on created layer. Go to blending options and check “Outer glow”.

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Again, dynamics. From top menu click Filter > Blur > Motion blur. Sparks will be looks like flying around! :).

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Step 58

Place “Hanging branches” stock in the left corner of your picture.

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Step 59

In my desired photo manipulation, branches should be at the first plan. For make it, click Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur, then set it as is shown.

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